Posted by: snaed | October 8, 2009

TOEIC Reading Sample Test 1

In the Reading test, you will read a variety of texts and answer several different types of reading comprehension questions. The entire Reading test will last 75 minutes. There are three parts, and directions are given for each part. You are encouraged to answer as many questions as possible within the time allowed. You must mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. Do not write your answers in your test book.


Directions: A word or phrase is missing in each of the sentences below. Four answer choices are given below each sentence. Select the best answer to complete the sentence. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet.


101. Register early if you would like to attend next Tuesday’s ——- on project management.

(A) seminar

(B) reason

(C) policy

(D) scene

102. Paul Brown resigned last Monday from his position as ——- executive of the company.

(A) fine

(B) chief

(C) front

(D) large

103. The financial audit of Soft Peach Software ——- completed on Wednesday by a certified accounting firm.

(A) to be

(B) having been

(C) was

(D) were

104. The organizers of the trip reminded participants to ——- at the steps of the city hall at 2:00 P.M.

(A) see

(B) combine

(C) meet

(D) go

105. ——- is no better season than winter to begin training at Silver’s Fitness Center.

(A) When

(B) It

(C) There

(D) As it

106. The recent worldwide increase in oil prices has led to a ——- demand for electric vehicles.

(A) greater

(B) greatest

(C) greatly

(D) greatness

107. Maria Vásquez has a wide range of experience, ——- worked in technical, production, and marketing positions.

(A) having

(B) has

(C) having had

(D) had

108. Tickets will not be redeemable for cash or credit at any time, ——- will they be replaced if lost or stolen.

(A) but

(B) though

(C) only

(D) nor



Directions: Read the texts that follow. A word or phrase is missing in some of the sentences. Four answer choices are given below each of the sentences. Select the best answer to complete the text. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet. Questions 141-143 refer to the following letter.

reading 1.a


PART 7 Directions: In this part you will read a selection of texts, such as magazine and newspaper articles, letters, and advertisements. Each text is followed by several questions. Select the best answer for each question and mark the letter (A), (B), (C), or (D) on your answer sheet. Questions 153-155 refer to the following advertisement.

reading 1.b

153. What is the purpose of this advertisement?

(A) To announce a change in business hours

(B) To advertise a business for sale

(C) To encourage diners to eat early

(D) To attract more customers

154. What will customers receive if they spend more than $10?

(A) A $2 discount on their bill

(B) 50% off their next purchase

(C) A liter of soda

(D) Free delivery service

155. What will happen on June 16?

(A) A new owner will take over the business.

(B) The coupons will expire.

(C) Prices will be further reduced.


Questions 156-159 refer to the following article.

reading 1.c

156. What is the article mainly about?

(A) Corporate marketing plans

(B) New developments in technology

(C) Ways for companies to increase profits

(D) How companies try to adapt to new conditions

157. The word “manage” in paragraph 1, line 6, is closest in meaning to

(A) correct

(B) attract

(C) handle

(D) regulate

158. According to the article, why do so many attempts to change fail?

(A) Soft change and hard change are different.

(B) Executives are interested only in profits.

(C) The best methods are often not clear.

(D) Employees usually resist change.

159. What is soft change based on?

(A) Changes in the corporate culture

(B) Reductions in company size

(C) Relocating businesses

(D) Financial markets

Questions 160-164 refer to the following meeting agenda and e-mail message.

reading 1.d


reading 1.e


160. Why was the meeting held?

(A) To talk about hiring costs

(B) To train software users

(C) To discuss work on a project

(D) To review a contract

161. Who would probably be the best person at Optimum to answer technology questions?

(A) Ujjwal Ahmed

(B) Chom Tai

(C) Yusra Singh

(D) Katharine Morandi

162. What is the main purpose of Mr. Ahmed’s e-mail to Ms. Morandi?

(A) To request a meeting with the engineering department

(B) To introduce Peter Bodell

(C) To follow up on a meeting with Advantage

(D) To explain how Optimum has adapted its software

163. What service will Peter Bodell’s department provide?

(A) Training and consulting

(B) Legal advice

(C) Publicity

(D) Changes to the software

164. What will happen in the week of November 26?

(A) Peter Bodell will make a presentation.

(B) Optimum and Advantage will meet again.

(C) A contract will be signed.

(D) Training in the new software will occur.

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